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Co-creating smart and sustainable cities in Europe: new flagship project announced

CSTB – the French Scientific and Technical Centre for Buildings - is involved in IRIS, the newest addition to the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) lighthouse projects.

Set to begin in October 2017, the five-year European funded project will harness user-demand driven energy and mobility services; encourage more collaborative and effective urban planning and governance; as well as validate business modelling and technical innovations to fuel smart sustainable city aspirations across the continent.

These initiatives will be led by lighthouse cities of Utrecht (NL, Project Coordinator), Göteborg (SE) and Nice Côte d’Azur (FR) and their follower city counterparts Vaasa (FI), Alexandroupolis (GR), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES), and Focsani (RO). Each city will draw upon a mix of universities and research organisations, local authorities, innovation agencies and private expertise to accelerate entire communities to adopt ambitious energy, mobility and ICT initiatives.

Follow the project on twitter: @IRISsmartcities

Source: Régis Decorme, CSTB